The High Commission of India, Colombo, is pleased to announce scholarships for Sri Lankan nationals under the AYUSH Scholarship Scheme for courses ranging from undergraduate to doctoral levels for the academic year 2023–24, as below:

Ayurveda                    Undergraduate to doctoral levels


Unani                           Undergraduate to doctoral levels


Homoeopathy            Undergraduate and postgraduate


Siddha                          Undergraduate and postgraduate


Yoga                               B.Sc./BA (Yoga Shastra)/PhD


Candidates who wish to apply for undergraduate courses in Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, and Homeopathy should have qualified in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology at the G.C.E. Advanced Level. Candidates applying for B.Sc. in Yoga and B.A. (Yoga Shastra) require G.C.E. Advanced Level qualification in any stream.

Candidates seeking postgraduate courses in Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, and Homeopathy must have a relevant undergraduate degree recognized by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM). Those applying for a PhD in Ayurveda, Unani, or Yoga must have a relevant bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree recognized by CCIM.

These scholarships cover tuition fees in full and offer a monthly sustenance allowance for the entire duration of the course. An accommodation allowance and an annual grant are additionally provided.

The last date for submitting online applications on the ICCR A2A portal ( is May 31, 2023. For more information, interested candidates may contact the Education Wing of the High Commission of India, Colombo, at 011-2421605, 011-2422788, or 011-2422789, or email



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